Posts Tagged: crop insurance subsidies

Cattle, © USDA

On “Mutually Insured Destruction” »

Defenders’ recently-released report “Mutually Insured Destruction: How Unchecked Crop Insurance Subsidies Harm the Environment” lays out the true cost of crop insurance subsidies. Here’s what you should know about how the Farm Bill could impact food, land and wildlife.

Prairie, © Jim Brandenburg / National Geographic Stock

Saving America’s Last Prairies »

Thanks in great part to agriculture, most of America’s prairies are gone today – and with them, species iconic to our Midwest. But two members of Congress are bringing back the effort to prevent our prairies and wetlands from being turned into cropland.

Wetlands, © Krista Schlyer/Defenders

Plowed Under: Joint Report Advocates Farm Bill Changes »

A new report released today by the Environmental Working Group and Defenders highlights the massive wildlife habitat loss stemming from unlimited and unregulated crop insurance subsidies like the ones on the pending 2012 farm bill. New research from the report indicates that, between 2008 and 2011, over 23 million acres of viable wildlife habitat were… Read more »